York University

THE DIVISION OF ADVANCEMENT promotes York University’s teaching and research priorities by engaging our diverse community of alumni and friends to build long-term mutually-beneficial relationships and provide support to the university’s faculty and students.

The Division is comprised of three departments:

  • Advancement Services manages alumni and donor information and processes gifts to the University;
  • Community and Alumni Relations provides programs and services to 295,000+ York alumni worldwide;
  • Development leads efforts to promote and secure philanthropic support from alumni, donors, parents and friends;

This is an exciting time to be at York. The highly successful York to the Power of 50 fundraising campaign was generously supported by more than 30,000 alumni, donors and friends, allowing the University to undertake a wide variety of new projects. Taking an integrated approach, the Division of Advancement is building on this success to enhance York’s engagement with our many communities. Together with our partners across the University, we will enable York to become a leading research university in the 21st century.


This is York University

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential education opportunities.

Campuses & University Partnerships

At York U, our campuses are alive with the vibrancy of Canada’s largest and most exciting city. We are a welcoming and inclusive community, and a leader in providing 200+ collaboration opportunities and tools that set our students up for success from day one.

Innovative Research

York is leading the way in discovery and innovation. Our world-class students, researchers and teachers are dedicated to take on challenging topics that push boundaries, anticipating society’s changing needs.

Teaching& learning Excellence

York’s unique combination of learning opportunities across wide-ranging disciplines provides students with diverse and relevant viewpoints to open their minds and broaden their thinking, skills and interests, unlocking their potential for broad career opportunities, expected and otherwise.

Student Success

York has a vibrant and diverse student life in a
supportive community environment.

Alumni Making an Impact

Our 300,000+ accomplished alumni span the globe making an impact in their fields.

This is The Future

York is leading the way in bold architecture, smart classrooms, thriving transportation hubs, and more dynamic community spaces than ever before.